Think of roses and you think of David Austin, England’s pre-eminent breeder of roses with all the character and fragrance of old English roses but with the repeat-flowering and wide colour range of modern varieties. We have arranged a special visit to his nursery and display garden in Albrighton, Shropshire, where we enjoy a guided tour of the rose gardens followed by time to explore at your leisure and perhaps choose one or two plants for your own garden.
Complementing this we have selected a range of gardens noted for their roses, so this really is a holiday for fans of one of our most popular and diverse garden plants. Coughton Court has been presented with the Award of Garden Excellence by the World Federation of Rose Societies, boasting over 75 different varieties of Rose beautifully grown in mixed borders in the walled garden. Further highlights included Wightwick Manor with its Arts and Crafts garden, in which roses have a special place; Spetchley Park, where there are fantastic vistas and stunning architecture as well as swathes of roses; and Hodnet Hall, which has well-kept beds of hybrid tea roses.
Join us on this most colourful tour where, as Ethel Merman used to sing, “Everything’s coming up roses”.
- Services of a professional tour manager
- Comfortable coach travel throughout
- Meals - as per the itinerary